Message from the Director

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August 2020

 

Dear Friends of the Caloyeras Center,

I hope my message finds you safe and well.

It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been a real challenge to all of us. So many in our community have been impacted heavily by Covid-19.

During the past months, the university has been working diligently around the clock to make sure our return to campus in the fall will be safe for all students, faculty, staff, and the community.  LMU has consulted with state and local public health officials and health experts in order to understand the challenges we face on campus and across our city. We retrofitted classrooms and put numerous safety protocols in place. We looked at different scenarios, and made and re-made plans and contingencies, taking all measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our LMU community.

Unfortunately, as much as we were hoping for a safe return to campus and in-person instruction for fall, the progression of Covid-19 does not allow it. In collaboration and alignment with public health authorities, LMU has made the difficult decision to protect the safety of our LMU family and begin the semester with online instruction.

As such, the Caloyeras Center will not host any live events on campus and will offer all our classes online for fall.

During the summer months, our faculty and technology staff have spent a considerable amount of time and effort training about how to effectively move all our classes online while making sure that we preserve and foster our distinctive Jesuit educational experience for all our students.

And while we were hoping that we would be able to see you all on campus, this is a great opportunity for many of our community members who often wanted to attend many of our classes (language, literature, modern theater, history and contemporary issues, theology, etc.) but could not travel to our campus.

The classes offered in the fall that are open to the community are the following:

  • Elementary Modern Greek I: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Intermediate Modern Greek I: Tuesday/Thursday 7:40pm-9:10pm
  • Advanced Conversation I : Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • NEW Intensive Modern Greek I and II (Elementary/Intermediate): Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm

This class is designed for students who are interested in fast-paced instruction and/or preparation for the Ellinomatheia/Certificate of Attainment (www.greek-language.gr/certification) (*a placement test is needed for enrollment to level II)

  • Orthodox Christian Spirituality: Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Greece and the Modern World | From Revolution to the Refugee Crisis: Tuesday/Thursday 1:50pm-3:20pm

Classes start the week of September 1st. For more information and enrollment, please contact christina.bogdanou@lmu.edu

We will keep you updated regarding the online calendar of the Center’s activities for fall.

We are looking forward to connecting with you soon!

Stay safe and healthy.

Warm regards,

Christina Bogdanou, Ph.D

Director